May 10, 2018 – Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, as managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Pearce is a highly-experienced professional in both the commercial and public sectors. The firm said that his background “aligns perfectly with the values-based approach of NGS Global to providing partner-led solutions across many different facets of business and industry, private and publicly listed businesses, education, government and not-for-profit organizations.”
“Mr. Pearce’s experience as a member of the ministry and member of the Australian Parliament, adds depth and context to the team,” said Mark Lelliott, managing partner Asia and member of the global operating committee. “He was in the federal government ministry and was responsible for financial services, business law and consumer affairs, and later was a shadow minister.”
Since retiring from Parliament and returning to the corporate world, Mr. Pearce has held senior executive roles within the telecommunications and ICT sector and served on commercial, government and not-for-profit boards. He is currently a non-executive director at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. Mr. Pearce is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, member of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices, justice of the peace and a member of the Royal School of Church Music.
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Melbourne has a highly diversified economy with particular strengths in finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation and tourism. It is home for the headquarters of many of Australia’s largest corporations, including five of the 10 largest in the country.
With offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, NGS Global boasts a consultant team with expertise and broad networks in a variety of industries and functional areas.
Recently, the firm added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. Mr. Falconer said the new additions look forward to being part of the firm’s ongoing growth and development. “With both the Rugby World Cup and Olympics on the horizon, Japan will be trending in the news,” he said. “What better time to join a business with such a demonstrable record of success?”
The firm also opened an office in Delhi, which is overseen by managing partner Soumitra Agarwal. “As home to several large, as well as emerging, enterprises, Delhi/ National Capital Region is an important market to our office there,” said Mr. Agarwal. “Coupled with our existing offices at Mumbai and Bangalore, it will allow us to serve our expanding client base in the country.”
NGS also recently expanded its reach into the Scandinavian region by opening an office in Norway. The location is overseen by managing partners Stig-Rune Reese and Hard Olav Bastiansen. Previously, Mr. Reese and Mr. Bastiansen were founding partners of A`HEAD Search & Selection. They have both worked with executive positions in the private and the public sector, and have had a special focus on the oil & gas industry.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media